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Elk City Landfill Expansion Update

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Officials in Elk City say the new landfill cell expansion came in under budget by approximately $800,000. Officials say the landfill typically receives over 100 tons of trash per day and a typical year, without any disasters, yields approximately 30,000 tons. However, debris from the may 2017 tornado filled 20,000 cubic yards of space in the landfill.

Drugs Found During Traffic Stop

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Two Ohio residents face drug related charges in Custer county district court. 29 year old CoreyMedlock and 20 year old Alexi Rose Opp, both of Cincinnati, each are charged with aggravated trafficking illegal drugs. During a traffic stop on interstate 40 near Clinton, authorities discovered, among other things, three- one pound vacuumed sealed packages of crystal methamphetamine, a mason jar full of marijuana and a zip lock bag of marijuana.

SWOSU hosts OKC Thunder Basketball Camp

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The OklahomaCity Thunder will hold a summer youth basketball camp at the pioneer cellular event center on the campus of Southwestern OklahomaState University. Dates for the 2018 camp are June 5th - 7th. Thunder youth basketball camps are open to children ages 6 to 14. The three-day camp will be held from 9 - 3 each day. Registration starts at $185 per camper. You can register online at youth bb at okcthunder.com.

Weatherford Industrial Trust Meets Next Month

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The Weatherford industrial trust will meet next month. The trust will consider the approval of construction plans for red rock behavioral health services. The trust will also discuss a drainage issue at the business and technology park. The may 10th meeting is planned for 11am at city hall.

Weatherford City Commision Meeting

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The Weatherford city commission will meet in regular session this evening. The commission will consider a supplemental budget request of just over $16,000 for a storm warning siren system upgrade project. Additionally, the commission will consider an agreement between the city and Myers Engineering for engineering services for the reconstruction and widening of Lyle road. The commission meets today beginning at 5:00.

Officials Urge Citizens to Develop Emergency Preparedness Plan

 

With the Rhea Fire winding down and severe weather season here, Weatherford Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Mike Karlin is asking citizens to have an emergency preparedness plan.

Weatherford Police Chief Louis Flowers says citizens can visit the Oklahoma emergency management website to review possible emergency plans.

SWOSU Blood Drive

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Southwestern OklahomaState University in Weatherford had five blood drives during the 2017-18 school year. Officials with the Oklahoma blood institute reported a total of 783 donations. The December blood drive had the most donations at 216 donors.

Spring Event at Weatherford Recycling Center

 

The Weatherford recycling center is hosting its spring event on Saturday, and will accept large metal items and non-working electronics. Faye Henson with the Weatherford recycling center says the center will also accept old tube televisions and monitors on Saturday.

 

Henson says habitat for humanity will also host a fundraiser in front of the center, serving hamburgers and hot dogs. The recycling center event runs from 9 to 3 on Saturday.

 

 

State Education Funds

 

State representative Harold Wright says recent rumors about the state legislature moving recently passed funds designated for common education to other areas are not true.

 

Wright says the education portion of the state budget is complete, as work continues on other portions of the budget.

 

 

Rhea Fire Reaches 87% Containment

 

Fire crews are getting a handle on the Rhea Fire, which has burned more than 286,000 acres. Fire officials say the blaze is now 87% contained. Full containment is projected for Saturday.